This is the first part of many a similar rant to come. There’s just too much going on right now in tech to put it in one post. Besides, I’ve been missing my blog-therapy lately.
I put the iPad into the toy category of tech. An Internet appliance that has a lot of cool things going for it (read; App Store/e-books). Even if I were to ignore my iHate for Apple, I just cannot justify the cost vs functionality for my wants. If I was in the market for an e-reader/picture frame/media device and was OK with being nickle’d and dimed on all angles (adapters and apps), I’d contemplate getting an iPad. Maybe even one for my 11 year old (If I had $500 to spare). Of course, $500 gets you a pretty good full-fledged laptop nowadays. For now, I just hope that the iPad will fuel manufacturers into making a device that fits my uses better. –here’s to hope!
So I’d written this but hadn’t posted it yet when my good friend Geo, posted a blog entry yesterday reminiscing about my attitude towards the iPhone back in 2007. It really made me lol (because it’s true). Yes, I have a similar attitude with the iPad, but hey, I always admit when I realize I’m wrong. This time, at least I’ve organized my iHate in respect to my personal requirements for a similar device instead of assuming everyone should think like I do.. so that’s at least some progress, right?
Yeah. I had the strangest thing happen. I host this (among a few other sites) from my home server. It recently gave me a BSOD from which I found out the system file was corrupted. Ok, no big deal, I’ve fixed many a disaster. Oh wait! I had turned off my scheduled backups and the last one I had was over 6 months ago! Shiz. Still, no problem. I booted up Knoppix, replaced the file with system.sav, booted up and ran chckdsk. All was fixed, I replaced the original system file and booted. Yay!
But wait. Something’s wrong here. It’s like there was a system restore that took the system back months and months.. INCLUDING DATA! Server 2003 R2 doesn’t have system restore so WTF? I even had to reinstall previous windows updates.. I lost my taxes that I did on the box and several downloads. Whoa. And yes, I lost the few blog posts I’ve made recently. So strange. I’m sure I’ll figure it out once or if I ever get the time. This is a good excuse to move everything over to Vmware esxi and find myself a Server 2008 license.
I use Windows live Writer so I’ll repost the previously lost blogs.. not that anyone cares, but this is my therapy, remember? I’d hate to lose those sessions.
Another lesson learned; Don’t neglect your backup policy!